Song of the week

Song of the week on Sing Up

Sing in a light jazzy style and learn a simple beatboxing accompaniment!

Singer songwriter Beccy Owen gets you singing and beatboxing along to her gorgeous arrangement of this iconic song from The Jungle Book

BBC Ten Pieces 3rd task…

This activity is particularly nice I feel, as it showing someone you love that you are thinking about them! Scroll down to week 3 on the website link attached below. Upload them if you can to the website as they are showcasing some of them online!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces/watch-this-do-this-weekly-activities/zjy3382

Week three: Draw a portrait and write a musical memory…

Join Naomi Wilkinson and create a piece of art and writing to connect with someone you love. Draw a picture and share a memory with a friend or family member to show you are thinking of them. This activity is part of the BBC Music and Dementia initiative.

First…

Watch the Ten Pieces introduction film about Elgar’s Enigma Variations. Elgar wrote the variations about his friends, using music to describe people’s characters and creating musical portraits.

Then…

Join CBBC’s Naomi Wilkinson and take inspiration from Elgar’s musical portraits. Draw a picture of someone you miss and write about a piece of music that reminds you of them. Send your artwork and music selection to your special person to show they are in your thoughts. You can download the template here or use a blank piece of paper.

Finally…

Share your picture and musical memory. Ask an adult to help you share your work using our Uploader for a chance to have it featured in the Ten Pieces online showcase ! If you want more ways to use music to connect with friends and family visit the BBC Music Memories website .

Ten Pieces at home continued…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces/watch-this-do-this-weekly-activities/zjy3382

This week: Sing with the BBC Singers…

Learn to sing the beautiful melody from Jean Sibelius’s epic piece Finlandia . Members of the BBC Singers will teach you the tune line by line and then sing with you in a virtual choir performance. You can hear the BBC Singers performing on Radio 3’s Afternoon Concert every day this week!

First…

Watch the Ten Pieces introduction film. Naomi Wilkinson explores Sibelius’s ode to the vast, majestic landscape of Finland and it’s national pride with facts, insight and animation.

Then…

Learn and perform the hymn-like theme that appears towards the end of the piece with the BBC Singers! This is the tune to one of the most important national songs in Finland. You might want to pause and rewind parts of the video to practice each line.

Finally…

Upload your performance or share the words you have written for a chance to have it featured in the Ten Pieces online showcase!

Ten Pieces at home

Write a poem inspired by a journey with Simon Mole…

The first Ten Pieces at Home activity gets playful with poetry! Join emcee and poet Simon Mole in creating your very own journey themed poem inspired by Hector Villa-Lobos’ music and his train ride through the hot countryside of Brazil.

The video clips are on this link below:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces/watch-this-do-this-weekly-activities/zjy3382 

First…

Delve into the musical travels of The Little Train of the Caipira; a piece of music written by Heitor Villa Lobos. His music describes a shuddering, juddering steam train chugging through Brazil and carrying the ‘caipira’ or ‘people of the countryside’ off to pick berries in the fields.

Then…

Let your imagination run wild as you follow Simon Mole’s step-by-step guide in creating your own poem. Where will you go? What will you see? Who will you meet?

Finally…

Share your poems with us! We’d love to know what your imagination has conjured – whether in writing or being read aloud! Perhaps you’ve drawn a map like Simon mentioned in the video. Ask an adult to share your work using our handy Uploader below for a chance to have it featured on the Ten Pieces website!

A message from a great music website:

Sing Up

1) On 20 April, we’re launching a fresh new Sing Up at Home area on our site. This space will be totally free and accessible to parents and families so that you can link directly to www.singup.org/singupathome on your VLEs and school websites. We will be uploading fresh videos and resources for you, your pupils and their families to make the most of singing whilst at home.

2) We’re going to be giving all Members three free months of Membership during this difficult time. More information about how we’ll do this will follow in a further message.

 

 

Thanks again for all your continued support.

Miss Unwin

 

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces/masterclasses-and-more-resources/znbpgwx

Take a look at this link where you can find some music masterclasses and lessons from some familiar celebrity faces. There are lots of fantastic videos, including: Diversity showing you how to come up with choreography, Art Ninja using sponges to paint a picture when responding to a piece of music and the animator of Strange Hill High showing you how to create a stop motion animation!

Ten Pieces at home

Now is the perfect time to get creative and make music together!

Music is a great way to express yourself and bring joy to those around you. Here are some simple ideas to help you keep music alive while we are sharing time at home…

Click on the link to find a whole host of different musical activities.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ten-pieces/get-creative-with-classical-music-at-home/z6tqqp3

From after the Easter holidays too, Ten Pieces will be launching weekly ‘Ten Pieces at Home’ activities for primary schools. Each will include a Ten Pieces film to watch and enjoy and a linked creative activity that can be completed by children at home without any special materials or preparation. I’ll post these daily on the music blog when they appear for you to have a go at.

Thanks and enjoy!

Miss Unwin